Proper nutrition for cold weather activities is a big part of staying safe in the cold. Vitamin ski™ bars are formulated to help recovery of muscles damaged during winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. These bars are carefully formulated to deliver the most recovery for your outdoor adventures.
Different muscles are used during skiing and snowboarding. Snowboarding uses your quadriceps and hamstrings and calves, hamstrings and quadriceps are all used to make turns and guide the board. However, balance is also a huge part of snowboarding, so core muscles are engaged.
Skiing and snowboarding engage core muscles for balance and stability, as well as quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteal muscles. Skiing also engages arm muscles, especially when using poles on flat surfaces at the bottom of the runs. The majority of the muscles used in skiing actions contract eccentrically. This means that the muscle lengthens as it contracts. For example, the thigh muscles work in the same way or lengthen as you walk down stairs in an eccentric fashion. The same happens during the squatting nature of skiing and in snowboarding. Eccentric type muscle contractions can result in fatigue and soreness.
Vitamin Ski™ Bar contains plant based pea and rice protein and carbohydrates from natural sources important for muscle recovery after skiing or snowboarding. The branched chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine, are particularly important for muscle recovery and Pea protein is a source of these. The American College of Sport Medicine and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics stresses the importance of protein and carbohydrate replenishment after any extensive strength training, strenuous activity or endurance sport in order to optimize recovery. A review of the latest guidelines for exercise and sport nutrition published in 2013 advises 20-25 grams of high quality protein after exercise to maximize recovery and benefits.
BCCA’s have been shown to keep the body in a state of muscle building all day long. This anabolic effect increases strength gains while helping the body to burn fat and improve lean body tissue. Pea protein is the best non-animal source of these important BCAA's and with its 98% absorbency rate it rivals whey protein for its effects. Pea protein is one of the richest sources of the amino acid L-arginine. Arginine is a key precursor of nitric oxide (NO) which is responsible for healthy circulation. Arginine's role in the formation of NO has made it a key supplement for individuals looking to improve their cardiovascular health and athletic performance. Pea protein is also a source of the essential amino acid L-lysine, the precursor of carnitine which is responsible for converting fatty acids into energy. It also plays an important role in the formation of collagen which is the building block of connective tissue regions such as bones, cartilage, skin and tendons.
Pea Protein: hypoallergenic, vegan, highly digestible, lactose free, high in BCCA’S, and is gluten free
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